Re: Bug mail (Was: [Bug 10479] add role=radiogroup to details element)

Maciej Stachowiak, Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:48:50 -0700:
> On Sep 21, 2010, at 5:36 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:30:37 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> Therefore, I suggest the following proposal:
>>> - Stop sending notifications of keyword changes to public-html.
>>> - Start sending new bug notifications to public-html, but only for 
>>> components that represent a draft we have published at least once.
>>> - Start sending new issue notifications from the tracker to public-html.
>>> Note that this will result in the public-html mailing list 
>>> receiving *more* bugmail than currently - about twice as much per 
>>> month. However, the mail we get would be much more likely to be 
>>> relevant and informative. We would get some mail on spam bugs, but 
>>> also a lot of useful new bug notifications with full text of the 
>>> bug.
>>> What do Working Group members think of this proposal?
>> I'm not sure I'd see this as a great improvement. If the total 
>> volume increases and the amount of uninteresting mail remains fairly 
>> high, I'll keep skimming them very quickly or just marking them all 
>> as read. Most bugs that I've filed via the WHATWG review comment 
>> tool are editorial and I don't think the list needs to know about 
>> them.
> You can preview whether the mail would be interesting by looking at 
> mail with subject lines starting with "New" here: 
> I read over all of the new bug messages, and it seemed like only a 
> minority were editorial in nature. Many would affect browser 
> behavior, often in ways that are relevant to compatibility.

FWIW, like most other who have reacted, I think your proposal is worth 
trying, Maciej.  To only see the "New" messages seems like a useful 
balance between need for attention and need to ignore.

For instance, one should not add the "NE" password because one, in 
one's own evaluation, consider the bug as "interesting". Bug filers 
will also disagree about what is interesting etc. But also, if we can 
avoid that comments made to a bug lead to a bug messages sent to 
public-html, then we also avoid that such comments are interpreted as 
spamming of the list and similar things. 
leif halvard silli

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